Monday, 5 December 2011

Bewick in Wuthering Heights

Yet another Bronte film asks the question of how much Thomas Bewick there is in it. 
Andrea Arnold’s bleak film, with its tremendous cinematography of moorland and primitive farmhouse is certainly of Bewick’s day, but how much of the girl Emily Bronte’s early love, which arose from copying Bewick vignettes, comes out in the film? 
One repeated and horrifying incident suggests there is something, when first Heathcliffe and then the Earnshaw child casually hang dogs- not a happy reflection!
(Peter Osborne)
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